Durban Sights

S. A. Sugar Terminal

  • 25 Leuchars Rd. Map It
  • Maydon Wharf
  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

Published 03/07/2016

Fodor's Review

Much of Durban's early economy was built on the sugar industry, and even today the hills and fields around the city and along the north and south coasts are covered with sugarcane. It's not surprising then that Durban's Sugar Terminal is the largest in southern Africa and one of the most advanced in the world. A short video presentation provides background to the sugar industry, and then you'll be taken on an educational tour of the terminal. Together, the tour and video presentation take 45 minutes. It's extraordinary to see the terminal's three enormous silos piled high to the domed ceiling with tons of raw sugar. The architectural design of the silos has been patented and used in other parts of the world.

Sight Information


25 Leuchars Rd., Durban, KwaZulu Natal, 4001, South Africa

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031-365–8100; 031-365–8153

Sight Details:

  • R16
  • Tours Mon.–Thurs. at 8:30, 10, 11:30, and 2; Fri. at 8:30, 10, and 11:30
  • Reservations essential

Published 03/07/2016


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